Targa on target to be the best ever

Haynes Street in Kalamunda is packed with spectators during the Targa Rally.
Haynes Street in Kalamunda is packed with spectators during the Targa Rally.

This year’s rally runs from August 14-17, with up to 80 classic and modern cars competing over 30 special stages.

The event attracts thousands of spectators to the various viewing points, including Kalamunda, Lower Chittering, Toodyay, Bullsbrook and Whiteman Park.

From 9:30am, Kalamunda residents can enjoy the Veteran Car Club Display, then from 10:45am the first rally cars roll in for a break, with the last car leaving at 1:30pm.

The cars will take their first run up the Zig Zag from 10.30am to 11.20am and again from 12:30pm to 1:20pm. There are a number of viewing points along Zig Zag Drive and on Mundaring Weir Road.

Spectators can catch a shuttle bus either from Jorgenson Park, the Kalamunda Library carpark or at the top of the Zig Zag. No parking is allowed in the Zig Zag or in Haynes Street.

Targa Rally director Bob Schrader said the event is shaping as one of the most competitive in its history.

‘Competition will be tight in every class, with at least a handful of competitors capable of winning the four major categories,’ he said.

‘With new stages added to the course this year, especially the re-introduction of the iconic special stage through Maryville Downs Estate in Lower Chittering, competitors will be fully tested.’

A spectator guide is available online at targawest.com.au